I’m starting a new “thing” on my blog where I highlight things that I reached for most and loved during the month and I also state the things that I hated or wasn’t compelled to use at all. I know, it’s odd that I am starting this in the middle (sort of) of the year BUT…it’s never too late to start anything. So let’s get started.
So here’s what I loved:
MAC Studio Finish Concealer (nc50) – this is what I use in the summer time to tame these brows and to also hide any dark marks on my face. I love it because it matches my summer tan and blend easily. An old goody that I have no complaints on!
MAC Cremesheen Glass (You’ve Got It) – the absolute perfect nude lipgloss for a brown girl with a tan. In the winter I am a nc45 in the winter and a nc50 in the summer. This nude works on both of those complexions. It is not a sticky gloss. My only complaint is that as a gloss, it moves and you eat it as you eat food and drink liquids. Therefore, you’re reapplying. Still, one of my faves!
Anastasia Beverly Hills (World Traveler Palette) – the colors in this palette are A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! I never, I repeat, I never wanted to jump on the Anastasia Beverly Hills bandwagon. And fortunately, I never did. I like a product for what it is, not who makes it. This product is absolutely fabulous! The color pay off is great and the colors in the palette compliment each other and provide a wide variety for different looks! If you can, grab this palette, it’s limited edition.
MAC Cosmetics Prep & Prime (Fix + spray) – I love this for the making of a flawless face. It allows my skin and the makeup to become “one” sort of speak. Always a fave! Love it!
Maybelline Dream Mousse Bronzer (10 Glistening Sun) – it took me forever to try this product and I have no idea why. This bronzer is the bomb! I use this as a highlight/blush for the summer months and it gives me the best and most natural glow without that glitter that you get in other popular and expensive bronzers nowadays. I use this with a stippling brush to get a less concentrate amount on my face. Blush and bronzer effect all in one!
MAC Mineralize Skin Finish (Dark) – this is what I have been using as a foundation instead of using foundation. It has been so hot here in Michigan and I refuse to let makeup slide off of my face. Most people want to know what foundation I’m wearing when I wear this!
A+D Ointment – I LOVE this stuff for my chapped lips which are an inherited trait that irks my nerves. I leave this on for a night time treatment. Works like a dream!
Generic Tea Tree Oil/Extract Makeup Remover Wipes – I purchased these at Marshall’s for $3.99 and I have to say thta I am happy with them. Usually I have to be careful not to get wipers that eventually break me out. So far so good and with the help of the tea tree, I should be able to avoid bacteria and break outs!
Oxy Acne Medication – my skin was trying to act crazy for a couple of weeks this month. This product saved me. No extra skin care shenanigans needed.
Aquolina Pink Sugar – ugh! Where in the world do I start with this fragrance?! This is my FAVORITE go-to fragrance. I love Jo. Malone colognes for women but if you can’t afford that, if you are young, or simply young at heart and want to smell sweet, grab Pink Sugar. You won’t regret it. Disclaimer: please don’t compare this to Jo Malone, it’s not. K?
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream – I got this in my Influenster “I Do” box. Read my review and see why I love this stuff so much. Definitely worth buying!
Last Love? H2O! High ph Alkaline water is great. Best beauty secret and beginning of the bet skin you can have! I will do an in depth review of this later.
Here’s what failed:
Julep’s Night a Shift Mask – The only thing that I hated this month. This made my face an oily mess. I LOVE the oil cleanser by Julep so I was thinking tht this would be a great try. Horrible. I hate it so much, I don’t even want to give it away, I just want to throw this mess out!